Friday, April 23rd 2021

Antec Announces P7 Neo Performance Mid-Tower Case

Antec Inc., a leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, presents the latest mid tower of their award-winning Antec Performance Series: the Antec P7 Neo. The P7 Neo features the upgraded air intakes in the front and sound-dampening side panels. With the white LED power button, ample air intakes, and the support of 3x 140 mm fans, the P7 Neo not only provides an outstanding silent experience but also improves the cooling, and it will meet the needs for an ideal working environment. The case is now commercially available from 69€ (suggested retail price including VAT).

The powerhouse measures 440 x 219 x 480 mm (DxWxH) and is compatible with E-ATX, ATX, M-ATX and ITX motherboards. Designed for improving the PC's cooling, the P7 Neo is equipped with an upgraded front panel for optimal air intakes. In terms of fan support, the case accommodates 2x 120 mm / 2x 140 mm / 3x 140 mm (ODD must be removed) in the front and 1x 120 mm fan in the rear. The P7 Neo comes with three pre-installed 120 mm fans (2 in front & 1 in rear). For extra water-cooling, the P7 Neo allows to install a 280 mm radiator in the front and a 120 mm radiator in the rear.
Thanks to the relocatable and removable 3.5" HDD cage, users can configure the system the way they want, with the ability to relocate or remove the hard drive cage within the P7 Neo. The case boasts two convertible tool-less 2.5" / 3.5" HDD drive cages, two 2.5" SSD mounting space as well as seven expansion slots. The P7 Neo has plenty of space for graphics cards with a length of up to 350 mm and effective ventilation, making it particularly suitable for gamers as well. The I / O panel houses 2x USB 3.0 ports as well as HD audio ports and the power and reset switches. Sound-dampening side panels improve the quiet computing of the system, while white LED Lighting power button elevates the P7 Neo's style of minimalism.

For more information, visit the product page.
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20 Comments on Antec Announces P7 Neo Performance Mid-Tower Case

#1
ZoneDymo
wow, what a cool case, most def getting this one!
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#2
DeathtoGnomes
ZoneDymowow, what a cool case, most def getting this one!
You sarcastic comments are getting better and harder to detect! +1

Lets see, no top fan mounts, solid plastic front bezel with 1/2 inch small hole mesh on its sides, no bottom fan mount. Where the hell is the airflow supposed to go? around the outside?
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#3
RealKGB
So close, Antec.
So close.

You just need more airflow.

Don't be the H510.
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#4
docnorth
What, not another Las Vegas style case?
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#5
Liquid Cool
I don't know about this one, but I recently saw there P5 case. That one is more my style than this. Being from the old school crowd....I like a door on my pc case(oh...and wheels).

:),

Liquid Cool
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#7
freeagent
Just a classic example of how out of touch the suits are. It looks like they tried to care conceptually, but when it came to production they just said eff it.
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#8
Chrispy_
Looks fine for a €40-ish ultra-budget IGP build. Not so sure it has any legs to stand on at €70; Too many obvious omissions/limitations and nowhere near enough ventilation for any real dGPU build.

It's a cheap case that should be in the €30-50 range. Nothing wrong with that, and there's a strong market for cases of this type at that price point. At €70 almost anything else is better than this though - more flexibility and more importantly more cooling.
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#9
TheDeeGee
Closed Top is a big no no.

Experienced that with my Define 7, glad it came with the optional vented top panel. Now i run 3 top exhaust, 2 front intake and 1 rear intake.

(Rear Intake due to Noctua NH-C14S, actually works better in terms of temps)
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#10
jardows
It's 2021. Where's my front USB-C port?
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#11
Unregistered
TheDeeGeeClosed Top is a big no no.

Experienced that with my Define 7, glad it came with the optional vented top panel. Now i run 3 top exhaust, 2 front intake and 1 rear intake.

(Rear Intake due to Noctua NH-C14S, actually works better in terms of temps)
I'm able to keep my components under 65C during the most intensive games (some modern maxed out games not making my GPU fans spin at all) with a closed top, two 140mm front intakes and one 140mm rear exhaust all running at 900 RPM max during games, 600 RPM idle. Silent Wings 3 fans. My CPU cooler is also 600-900 RPM. Silence is prioritized over temps in my case, which is why I swapped the ventilated top with an insulated one I stole from a regular Pure Base 500 (I have the airflow optimized DX variant). They can take the heat, my ears can't take the noise.

Works surprisingly well considering the case fan speed and the TDP of my components, and it's silent. Mesh front does wonders -- and that's where the real letdown of this case comes in. The terrible airflow in the front.
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#12
bonehead123
Antec:

I found their name in the online registry of computer terms.....

Synonym for: assorted cheap, fuggly, no-design-effort-whatsoever, bottom-of-the-barrel p.o.s stuff, hehehehe ..:eek:.:cry:.:laugh:
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#13
TheDeeGee
VannyI'm able to keep my components under 65C during the most intensive games (some modern maxed out games not making my GPU fans spin at all) with a closed top, two 140mm front intakes and one 140mm rear exhaust all running at 900 RPM max during games, 600 RPM idle. Silent Wings 3 fans. My CPU cooler is also 600-900 RPM. Silence is prioritized over temps in my case, which is why I swapped the ventilated top with an insulated one I stole from a regular Pure Base 500 (I have the airflow optimized DX variant). They can take the heat, my ears can't take the noise.

Works surprisingly well considering the case fan speed and the TDP of my components, and it's silent. Mesh front does wonders -- and that's where the real letdown of this case comes in. The terrible airflow in the front.
900 RPM case fans would drive me nuts, i have extremely sensitive hearing.

4770K @ 4,5GHz (1.19v), Noctua NH-C14S Push/Pull (max 650 RPM), Gaming Temp tops out at 65C.
GTX 1070 +125/+500, Arctic Accelero Xtreme III (3x Noctua NF-A9, max 750 RPM), Gaming Temp tops out at 50C.
Fractal Define 7, 6x Noctua NF-S12A (max 570 RPM) 3 out, 3 in.

So i'm getting the same temps at probably one third of the noise you have.
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#14
Unregistered
TheDeeGee900 RPM case fans would drive me nuts, i have extremely sensitive hearing.
So do I, and I can't hear these fans at 900 RPM, only 1100 RPM and above which I don't need. My PC is dead silent. Which is an achievement considering my room, street, and neighbors are also dead silent, and it's sitting right next to me on my desk.
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#15
80-watt Hamster
Why does everyone seem to think every case needs to support two 360 radiators and/or flow enough air to cool an OC'ed 3090 and 11900K? Not every component is designed as an enthusiast part. My personal design beeves: Knockout expansion slot covers, non-recessed expansion slots, no HDD LED.
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#16
dirtyferret
bonehead123Antec:

I found their name in the online registry of computer terms.....

Synonym for: assorted cheap, fuggly, no-design-effort-whatsoever, bottom-of-the-barrel p.o.s stuff, hehehehe ..:eek:.:cry:.:laugh:
obviously new to pc building
80-watt HamsterWhy does everyone seem to think every case needs to support two 360 radiators and/or flow enough air to cool an OC'ed 3090 and 11900K? Not every component is designed as an enthusiast part. My personal design beeves: Knockout expansion slot covers, non-recessed expansion slots, no HDD LED.
agreed, it's a nice enough case for an office build but the cuts in design to shave manufacturing cost here and there could have been done better
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#17
bonehead123
dirtyferretobviously new to pc building
hummmm....

n.O.t......

I've been puttin pc's together for over 30+ years, and slingin shade at them there Antec clowns for almost that long, cause I have yet to see them actually produce anything that doesn't fit the description I put in my other post :)

Don't get me wrong, I love to buy/use parts that don't cost me an arm & a leg just like anyone else, but not when it comes as a direct result of low p.o.s. build quality, short term durability, reliability, or longevity....

Done, peace out...:respect::p:clap:
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#18
claes
TBF the sonata series was decent for the time, the p180 was a significant advancement for case manufacturers, and the 900 series introduced some innovations as well
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#19
Flanker
claesTBF the sonata series was decent for the time, the p180 was a significant advancement for case manufacturers, and the 900 series introduced some innovations as well
Yeah the Antec Solo was one of the better options back when no one else cared about the noise emitted by PC components.
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#20
80-watt Hamster
FlankerYeah the Antec Solo was one of the better options back when no one else cared about the noise emitted by PC components.
I still can't find a case I like as much as the Sonata Solo. Tried a Fractal R5, and it's not even in the same league (IMO). But then my components don't pull 500W+, either.
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